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Freeport strikers in Indonesia confront titanic forces

The mineworkers, belonging to the Confederation of All-Indonesian Workers Labor Union launched a weeklong strike in July. The union extended the strike set for a month to mid November.

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Mexican labor officials meet with Congress about worker abuses

Workers in Mexico are facing repression from the Mexican government and corporations, and more and more working people in Mexico are being driven into poverty.

Mexico: New government attacks against electrical workers

The Mexican government under President Felipe Calderon, of the right wing National Action Party, has launched a new attack on the militant Mexican Electrical Workers Union.

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British riots spurred by "greed is good" society

These attitudes were reproduced so grotesquely by the needy inadequates on TV shows such as The Apprentice.

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Verizon workers face down corporate greed

Verizon Communications, which raked in $19.5 billion in profits, is demanding drastic givebacks from its 45,000 unionized workers on the East Coast.

Indonesian domestic worker is beheaded in Saudi Arabia

Jakarta stopped workers from traveling to Saudi Arabia after the beheading there of a 54-year-old Indonesian migrant worker June 17.

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World’s domestic workers win historic victory

The new rules, which must be ratified by at least two countries to come into effect, calls for national governments to ensure that discrimination is ended and that child and forced labor be abolished outright.

50,000 Canadian postal workers locked out

The company cited $100 million in losses the strike has caused and the union's refusal to cooperate in dealing with declining mail volumes.

In South Korea, strike leaders land in court

180 Vietnamese migrant workers building a wharf in Inchon, South Korea, launched one brief strike in July, 2010, and another last January.

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Iranians release bus drivers union leader

The leader of the independent bus drivers union in Tehran, Iran, was released on bond from Iranian prisons.

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